Sensory Details!

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  1. JTeach619

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    Hi all! I am getting ready to teach a lesson on sensory details to my third graders and I'm having some trouble coming up with what I can do to have them tune into all of their senses. I plan on using a mystery box for touch and have them reach in and feel an item and decribe what they are feeling. What can I do for sight, taste, hearing, and smell? Any input would be greatly appreciated! :)
     
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    I teach 5/6 year olds and like you I have the sensory box. I also use blindfolds (the sleeping masks that are free from airlines on long haul journeys) and ask the children to do an activity blindfolded (p;ay with blocks and build a tower, they have to use their hands (sense of touch) for 'seeing'.

    I have various things for them to taste - salt, lemon juice, sour candy, salt and vinegar potato chips, icing sugar, etc.

    For smell, I use toothpaste, perfume, etc on cotton wool balls.
     
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    For sound...i used to have a cassette tape that was a game of identifying sounds. I don't remember where I got it, (or where it went ;-)) but it was always a lot of fun (and the kids were usually sooooo quiet when they were listening!)
     
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    Thanks for the ideas!!! :2up:
     
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    For any of these, after the exploration activity, have the class brainstorm words that describe each sensory experience. Tast=sweet, sugary, spicey, hot, etc. Hearing=booming, rustle, whisper, buzz and so on.
     
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    I love the sensory box idea. That should be lots of fun.

    For sight, have them hold up two toilet paper rolls as binoculars and focus in on one spot at a time. They can work in teams with one person viewing, the other one writing what the partner sees.
     
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